N8 PRP Police-Community Engagement Showcase

May 9, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 4:45 pm
the studio leeds
Leeds LS1 4AW

On Tuesday 9th May the Public Engagement Strand of the N8 Policing Research Partnership will hold a “Police-Community Engagement Showcase” event in Leeds.

Who is the event for?

The event is an opportunity for policing practitioners and researchers to showcase innovation, experimentation and good practice in police-community engagement and to meet other police officers and staff, and researchers, who are interested in community engagement.

The event will also include time for focused discussions and feedback on key issues raised by presentations, and for informal networking. It will act as the launch event for a North of England police-community engagement network. The network will support sharing ideas, innovation and best practice, and help support the development of new research collaborations.


09.15 – Registration and Coffee

09.45 – Welcome – Professor Adam Crawford, Director, N8 Policing Research Partnership

09.55 – Introduction – Dr. Liz Turner, University of Liverpool

10.05 – Dr. Xavier L’Hoiry and Stuart Lister – Towards a conceptual framework for implementing police-community engagement

10.35 – Dr. Donna Marie Brown – Restoring broken relationships: The role of Community Wardens in improving police-community engagement

11.05 – Break

11.25 – Parallel Session 1

Room 1 – Getting the messages across

 ‘In the Know’

Inspector Abid Khan (Lancashire Constabulary) and Mike Douglas

North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM)

Inspector Victoria Taylor and Sgt Heidi Lewis (North Yorkshire Police)

The use of Q & A on Social Media and Radio

Sgt Adie Knowles (Neighbourhood Policing Morecombe) and Andy Crook (Digital Communications Officer) (Lancashire Constabulary)

Room 2 – Bringing the public in

Celebrating Local Superheroes

Sarah Harris and Emma Newman (Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Durham)


Sgt Keith Burke, Force Citizens in Policing Coordinator (Merseyside Police)

Student Guardianship Scheme

Annaliese Emmerson, Project Officer (West Yorkshire Police)

12.20 – Leanne Vickers – The Six Pillars of Community Policing (Introducing the Unity Project)

12.45 – Lunch

13.30 – Dr. Pamela Fisher – Re-imagining professionalism towards co-production

14.00 – Dr. Nick Bland – Democratising participation in local public policing: trialling a citizens’ jury

14.30 – Parallel Session 2

Room 1 – Working with the public

Community Engagement Leeds IAG

Chief Inspector Jackie Marsh (West Yorkshire Police) and Imran Shah (Leeds IAG Chair)

The role of public scrutiny in specialist operational training

Peter Oluotch (Diversity Panel Member) and Sgt Gary Jackson (Humberside Police)

Wider Community Engagement in the Face of Brexit

PC David Burton and Sgt Adrian Oakes (Northumbria Police)

Room 2 – Vulnerability, inclusion and diversion

Understanding Vulnerability within Communities

Supt. Tracy Bradley (Humberside Police)

Youth inclusion and diversion in the community (Fishing)

Sgt Darren Bedford and PC Chris Madden (West Yorkshire Police)

KICKS – Effective Youth Diversionary Activity

Inspector John Sacker (Merseyside Police)         

15.25 – Break

15.45 – Group Discussions

16.15 – Feedback Session

16.45 – Close

Please note, there are limited spaces left for this event. If you would like to attend please fill out the form below and a member of the team will contact you to confirm your reservation.

Registration: N8 PRP Police-Community Engagement Showcase

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One aim of the N8 PRP is to foster sustainable cultural change in a manner that facilitates closer relations between participating police forces and universities. Over the lifespan of the project we would like to contact participants to evaluate how our activities are impacting upon occupational and organisational cultures.

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